http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/26 en BREAKING: Right whale calf found dead in Cape Cod waters, necropsy in progress http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/breaking-right-whale-calf-found-dead-cape-cod-waters-necropsy-progress <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/staff/misty-niemeyer">Misty Niemeyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 05/06/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157665640722124" title="Right Whale Calf"><img alt="Right Whale Calf" height="343" src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7355/26581143680_0217365ec4_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>I joined my fellow International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responders last night to examine a dead North Atlantic right whale calf that had been reported off Morris Island and towed to a nearby beach by the local harbormaster.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/breaking-right-whale-calf-found-dead-cape-cod-waters-necropsy-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Cape Cod necropsy Punctuation right whale ship strike Fri, 06 May 2016 17:52:24 +0000 Misty Niemeyer 107506 at http://www.ifaw.org Discovery to air NRDC-IFAW ocean noise film http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/discovery-air-nrdc-ifaw-ocean-noise-film <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 05/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="200" height="355" title="SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT" alt="SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/SonicSeaImage_0.jpg?1462221462" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.&nbsp;&nbsp; This is even more apparent deep down in the darkness of the sea, where whales and other marine life depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. Yet, their symphony of life is being disrupted by the industrialized noise that has become commonplace in our oceans today&mdash;with tragic and deadly costs.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/discovery-air-nrdc-ifaw-ocean-noise-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales NRDC Sonic Sea Mon, 02 May 2016 20:41:17 +0000 slajoie 107452 at http://www.ifaw.org Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-iceland <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 04/26/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="176" title="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" alt="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_4.jpg?1461604976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move.</p> <p>So far, Iceland&rsquo;s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year&rsquo;s quota allowed whalers to harpoon up to 239 minke whales, but in reality 29 were taken. The same quota was issued for the previous year with only around 10% of the catch limit, 24 minkes, killed.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling minke whale watching Whaling Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:32:29 +0000 adintino 107325 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defiance of international law http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-fleet-returns-port-after-resuming-antarctic-whaling-defiance-international-law <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 03/24/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="176" title="Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defiance of international law" alt="Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_3.jpg?1458826113" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan&rsquo;s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean.</p> <p>According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the fleet arrived back in Shimonoseki, western Japan, earlier today. It had set out with plans to harpoon 333 minke whales. While there has so far been no official statement on the number of whales killed during this season&rsquo;s hunt, Japanese government sources suggest the full quota was taken.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-fleet-returns-port-after-resuming-antarctic-whaling-defiance-international-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC Japan's whaling minke whales scientific whaling whales Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:29:02 +0000 adintino 107081 at http://www.ifaw.org Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/sonic-sea-impacts-noise-marine-mammal-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 03/14/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sounds upon which whales, dolphins and other sea animals depend for survival&mdash;and introduces the jarring cacophony of human-made noises that has exploded over the past century.</p> <p>Narrated by Rachel McAdams and featuring Sting, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Dr. Sylvia Earle and other ocean experts, Sonic Sea offers solutions and hope for a quieter ocean, and underscores that the ocean&rsquo;s destiny is inextricably bound to our own.</p> </div> Whales Political advocacy Dolphins Whales commercial shipping dolphins gas exploration Marine Mamals naval sonar Oil Exploration Sonic Sea whales Fact Sheets Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:59:17 +0000 adintino 106946 at http://www.ifaw.org Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/sonic-sea-impacts-noise-marine-mammals <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 03/14/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey&nbsp; and communicate, sometimes over distances of hundreds of miles or more. But over the last 100 years or so, increasing&nbsp; levels of anthropogenic noise from shipping, oil and gas&nbsp; exploration, naval sonar training, construction, and other activities have begun to drown out the ocean&rsquo;s natural sound.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/sonic-sea-impacts-noise-marine-mammals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Political advocacy Dolphins Whales dolphines marine mammals navy sonar ocean noise Sonic Sea whales Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:34:18 +0000 adintino 106937 at http://www.ifaw.org